I was hesitant to buy at first because a lot of the reviews said the table top was fake wood and the color was not as pictured. I emailed customer service to ask about the wood and they confirmed (within a day) that is was real wood, so I took the chance and bought it and I couldn’t be happier. It is nice and sturdy and I think it looks exactly as pictured. The table top has a shiny coating on it, which I wasn’t expecting but it still looks good. It comes unassembled, but it was super-easy to put together.